I saw a great post yesterday on Autism Support UK about what peoples ASD children like to watch on youtube.
It’s a common trait of autism, to become obsessive over certain things, and a common display of this is watching the same thing over and over again. This can be anything… some kids become obsessive over a certain cartoon, or a film and if they’re verbal, can recite the entire film from start to finish, including the accents! When they’re older, they can probably tell you every single fact ever known about that film!
It got me thinking about the Pickle and what he likes to watch over and over on repeat. So here’s a list of three things that seem to really float his boat!
- Minesweeper – level 32 walkthrough – just to remind you that the Pickle is 3 years old and has never played minesweeper in his life.
- The Father Ted Christmas Special – don’t ask… I have no idea. He seems to knows and recite all the Father Jack parts, although luckily for us, there haven’t yet been any yellings of “ARSE!”…
- Charlie Chaplin – Modern Times. I have Pickles dad to blame for this one. He put a free download on our ipad (no idea why….) and Pickle has found it. It is now played daily in our house and has been for over a year now. There’s a weird eating machine scene that freaks me out a bit…. but Pickle is fascinated!
He also loves theme songs for any cartoon. Whatever he’s doing, he will drop it on the floor, and run to the tv to watch the theme tune with a very serious look on his face. This can also include songs in the middle of shows such as this: Get Well Soon – the poo song – you should click on this one. It’s full of good advice!
The pickle probably isn’t as ‘out there’ with his ipad/youtube obsessions as some of the things I read yesterday. There seems to be a common interest in kids who loved watching videos of people unwrapping kinder eggs, using electric toothbrushes and reviews for cardboard boxes!! Minesweeper came up quite a bit so I guess he fits in there 😉
The weird, mysterious and wonderful minds of autism! It’s funny, it’s random, it’s different, it’s frustrating and it’s wonderful.